Mumbai on its knees as first day of monsoon drowns streets, railway tracks

  • | Wednesday | 9th June, 2021

The first monsoon rains hit Maharashtra and Mumbai with full fury on Wednesday, disrupting local trains and road traffic, and flooding low-lying areas in the country's commercial capital, officials said here. In the early hours, Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, and Raigad were clobbered with heavy rain, inundating several low-lying areas, barely a fortnight after the city survived the Cyclone Tauktae devastation. The IMD has forecast heavy to very heavy rain accompanied by thunderstorms till June 13 in these four coastal districts, besides rain in several other regions of the state. Traffic was also hit on the Mumbai-Pune, Mumbai-Goa, Mumbai- Nashik, and other major routes lashed by heavy rain. The city will experience a higher 4.26-meter high tide on Thursday at 12.17 pm, they added.

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